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Oct 14, 2019, 08:23 ET Aclidinium is safe and reduces COPD flare-ups, regardless of recent exacerbations

The long-acting bronchodilator aclidinium bromide (AB) is safe for patients at increased risk for heart attack and stroke and reduces the risk of new ...


Oct 14, 2019, 08:23 ET Vaping is not a safe substitute for smoking and can damage the lungs--a case study of granulomatosis resulting from vaping

Vaping is not a low-risk substitute for smoking cigarettes, according to researcher Charlie Lin, MD, who authored a case study of a 34-year-old...


Oct 14, 2019, 08:23 ET Combination drug therapy using macitentan and tadalafil for pulmonary arterial hypertension provides clear benefits

Patients newly diagnosed with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) treated with macitentan and tadalafil combination therapy showed hemodynamic...


Oct 14, 2019, 08:23 ET Routine influenza vaccination for all adults hospitalized with pneumonia may save lives and reduce hospitalizations

Among adults admitted to a hospital with pneumonia, patients who received an influenza vaccination had a lower chance of being readmitted, according...


Oct 14, 2019, 08:23 ET Preventing COPD exacerbations during the coldest months may save lives, reduce hospitalizations and alleviate strain on health care resources

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations surge during the coldest months of the year—January, February and March—creating a spike...


Oct 14, 2019, 08:23 ET Changing asthma inhaler devices abruptly may reduce lung function in children with asthma

Children with asthma who are required to switch inhaler types to accommodate insurance formulary changes may experience a loss of lung function not...


Oct 14, 2019, 08:23 ET Smokers have more blood clots in the lung, leading to higher hospital readmission rates

Patients with lung blood clots who smoke are more likely to be readmitted for lung blood clots than nonsmokers, according to Kam Sing Ho, MD, from...


Oct 14, 2019, 08:23 ET Pulmonary arterial hypertension treatment with macitentan is safe and effective for patients with systemic sclerosis

Patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) associated with systemic sclerosis (SSc) who were treated with macitentan had similar therapeutic ...


Oct 14, 2019, 08:23 ET Further restricting blood transfusions guidelines could save lives and money

Blood transfusion guidelines may require further evaluation with an eye to reducing transfusions for patients with stable blood pressure, according...


Oct 14, 2019, 08:23 ET Identification of COPD, asthma and overlap syndrome can be teased out with spirometry following use of bronchodilator

There is nearly a 40% chance of overdiagnosing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) when spirometry is not combined with bronchodilator (BD)...


Nov 12, 2018, 13:42 ET American College of Chest Physicians names Robert A. Musacchio as Executive Vice President and CEO

The American College of Chest Physicians® (CHEST) announced today that Robert A. Musacchio, PhD, has been appointed as its new Executive Vice...


Nov 09, 2018, 17:41 ET American College of Chest Physicians Disagrees with FDA Decision to Approve Over-the-Counter Epinephrine for the Treatment of Asthma

The American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) is disappointed with the FDA's decision to approve over-the-counter epinephrine (Primatene Mist HFA) ...


Oct 04, 2018, 11:36 ET Have asthma and a pet? Re-homing your cat or dog may not be necessary if asthma guidelines are followed

A study from the Nationwide Children's Hospital analyzed environmental exposures, like pet and secondhand smoke, to determine if they have a role in...


Oct 04, 2018, 11:31 ET Adherence to annual lung cancer screening needs improvement

A study from the Thoracic Oncology Research Group (TORG), Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Medical University of South Carolina, aimed to...


Oct 04, 2018, 11:27 ET Conflict management improves ICU team knowledge, mindfulness and awareness

The intensive care unit is a stressful place, and conflicts invariably arise. To better understand the relationships between physicians, nurses,...


Oct 04, 2018, 11:24 ET Disruption in combination inhaled corticosteroid therapy may lead to an increased rate of costly exacerbations and hospitalizations for Medicare patients

Disruption of the refill of patients' regular combination inhaled corticosteroid therapy brand may have impacted symptoms and disease control and...


Oct 04, 2018, 11:22 ET Women are less likely to receive lung protective tidal volumes when being considered as a lung donor

A study presented at the CHEST Annual Meeting 2018 in San Antonio examined the adherence to lung protective ventilation and whether there were sex...


Oct 04, 2018, 11:22 ET Mortality in septic shock has improved since the Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines in 2004

A study from Mount Sinai West concludes that the overall mortality in septic shock has improved in the decade following the introduction of the...


Oct 04, 2018, 11:17 ET Facebook 'viable method' for implementing critical care ultrasound curriculum

Critical care ultrasound (CCUS) is an important skill for all critical care physicians to understand. However, currently there is no standard...


Oct 04, 2018, 11:15 ET Synthetic training models provide equivalent physiologic stress response in learners

A study from the University of Minnesota Combat Casualty Training Consortium shows no significant differences between the use of live tissue models...


Oct 04, 2018, 11:15 ET Triple dual therapy significantly improves lung function, quality of life in COPD patients

The InforMing the PAthway of COPD Treatment (IMPACT) study was conducted to assess the benefits of triple versus dual therapy in patients with COPD....


Oct 04, 2018, 11:14 ET Mechanical ventilation 'no increased risk' of mortality in pregnant patients

Researchers in Columbia, South America, conducted a retrospective observational study within six hospitals to identify risk factors of maternal...


Oct 04, 2018, 11:08 ET Female representation in the CHEST Fellowship on the rise

Achieving fellow status in medical societies is an important benchmark for academic success. A study presented at the CHEST Annual Meeting 2018 shows ...


Oct 04, 2018, 11:07 ET Gram-negative bacteria increase mortality, vasopressor use and ICU admission in ILD patients

Alterations to the respiratory microbiome have been identified as a predisposing factor of interstitial lung diseases (ILD). In a study at CHEST...


Oct 04, 2018, 11:05 ET Every day spent in the hospital, readmission likelihood increases by 2.9 percent in rural cities

Hospital readmissions cost hospitals about $26 billion annually. Systems like the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP) within the Affordable ...